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Old 28 June 2012, 13:48   #1
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Optimax running idle for long periods

I am running a few cross channel safety boat trips with a 250 opti. We will be running at 2-3 knots for up to 8 hours. Do I need to blast it every so often or will it be ok at idle for hours on end?

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Old 28 June 2012, 16:15   #2
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Can't hurt to give it a good blast every now and again.
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Old 28 June 2012, 17:07   #3
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Originally Posted by Jizm View Post
Can't hurt to give it a good blast every now and again.
Aye a right good un give it the guns.. the welly.. full bung ... she be right after that

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